JULY 4th: Gifts For Deserving Hosts, Friends & Family

Red, White & Blue Fruit Medley from Harry & David. Need a special July 4th gift? Harry & David has a couple of real cuties. We love this box of cherries and blueberries displayed in the shape of the American flag. If you’re handy, you can make this yourself: Configure a white gift box or…
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JULY 4th: Red, White & Blue Cocktail Shots + Dessert

To please your guests on July 4th, we present for your consideration red, white and blue “cocktail shots.” In this recipe, seasonal fresh fruits are puréed and mixed with Navan vanilla liqueur. You can serve the flag-themed cocktails as a trio of shots, or pour them as standard drinks. Get the recipe for red, white…
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JULY 4th: Which Beer To Serve?

Americans like to celebrate their independence with beer: July 4th is the biggest beer-selling holiday in the country. Supermarkets alone are projected to sell 24 million cases for a total of $41 billion in retail sales. If you’re serving beer, look for craft brews for thematic names: Samuel Adams, is available in most places. Yards…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tequila Shots For Cinco De Mayo or July 4th, July 4th & Bastille Day

Margarita mix is the best-selling cocktail mix in America. It’s easy to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Margarita. But this year, how about a more authentic Mexican drink: Bandera Tequila Shots. “Bandera” means flag in Spanish; the drink comprises three shots in the colors of the Mexican flag: green, white and red. You can…
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RESTAURANTS: Philadelphia’s City Tavern, Choice Of The Founding Fathers

What did our Founding Fathers eat to celebrate July 4, 1776? Philadelphia’s City Tavern was “the” place where the signers of the Declaration of Independence would gather to dine. The tavern was constructed in 1773 and became the unofficial meeting place for the First Continental Congress, beginning in late summer 1774; they also celebrated the…
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